Scott Hamilton received his PhD from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK, and his MPhil from the University of Oxford, UK.
He is an inter-disciplinary researcher exploring the intersection of political philosophy and theory with urgent problems of international relations and global governance. His recent research examined the historical and conceptual development of global climate change and the Anthropocene epoch, as well as the sciences and technologies used to model and conceptualize these global crises for politicians and the public.
Aside from his empirical focus on global environmental politics and governance, and critical security studies, Dr. Hamilton uses insights from continental philosophy and political theory to seek new or unexpected angles and perspectives from which to reconsider today’s global crises. At the BSIA, he is currently using governmentality studies and quantum physics to reconsider the relationship of local politics and international relations to social norms, media discourses, the natural sciences, and the nature of self-certainty and subjectivity.
Dr. Hamilton also has extensive experience publishing in and editing peer-reviewed academic journals. Most recently, he edited Millennium: Journal of International Studies (vol. 44) and The St. Antony’s International Review (vol. 8.2). He has delivered presentations to both academic and non-academic audiences, and conducted interviews for the media.
- Hamilton, S. 2018. “Foucault’s End of History: The Temporality of Governmentality and its End in the Anthropocene.” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 44(3): 1-25.
- Hamilton S. and Neumann I.B. 2017, forthcoming. “Governmentality”. The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology. Edited by W. Outhwaite and S. Turner. 1-20. London: SAGE Publishing.
- Hamilton S. 2017. “Securing ourselves from ourselves? The paradox of ‘entanglement’ in the Anthropocene”. Crime, Law and Social Change. (online first): 1-17.
- Hamilton S. 2017. “A Genealogy of Metatheory in IR: How ‘Ontology’ Emerged from the Inter-Paradigm Debate”. International Theory. 9 (1): 136-170.
- Hamilton S. 2016. “The Measure of All Things? The Anthropocene as a Global Biopolitics of Carbon”. The European Journal of International Relations. (online first): 1-25.
- Hamilton S. 2016. “Action, Technology, and the Homogenisation of Place: Why Climate Change is Antithetical to Political Action”. Globalizations. 13 (1): 62-77.
- Hamilton S. 2015. “The Global Climate Has Always Been Broken: Failures of Global Governance as Global Governmentality”. Caucasus International. 5 (2): 141-161.
- Hamilton S. 2014. “Add Foucault and Stir? The Perils and Promise of Governmentality and the Global”. European Review of International Studies. 1 (2): 129-142.